Monday, April 4, 2011

C: Costumes!

Ren Faire costumes to be exact, as worn over a very inspirational weekend. See that, see how its writing related and everything. Costumes can help put us in character for a day. And they're just plain fun.

Errol Flinn!


Winsom Wench


Gypsy Swordswoman


Lioness Courtier (who was also quite the heckler)


Belly dancers!


Unfortunately the Austrelian Bagpiper in the back did not come off stage to propose to me during his performance. I did however buy one of his band's CDs. Very fantastic music. If you like bagpipes and didjeridus I would highly recomend you check them out.

And wear lots of costumes. You should definately wear lots of costumes.

Edit: I put these pictures up just before class but then we were talking about reversal rituals in Cultural Anthro and some ideas started connecting that made too much sense (at the time) to not add.

First thought: Our culture only has two rerversal ritual holidays, Holloween and Madi Gras, whereas a couple centeries ago we had Twelfth Night, April Fools, Fat Tuesday, May Day, All Hollow's Eve and doezens of other depending on which region you lived in.

Second thought: Renaissance Faires are one example of ways we compensate for that. By wearing costumes and going back in time a pretending to be someone else for a day to bring ballance to our lives when we get back to it. I could go into how books are another way is the recent rise in video and online roll playing games etc. and which forms of compensation I think are better than others but . . . I'll spare you that. For the time being anyways.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, I was at a conference recently where they had workshops on both weapons and costumes. It was fascinating. All the layers people used to wear!

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  2. Him not proposing will be the biggest mistake of his life.

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  5. You've got to share more about that li'l heckler. =]

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  6. Don't forget Comic Con! There are definitely some crazy costumes there. I would love to attend more events with costumes. I'm going to Comic Con this year but I don't think I'm brave enough to dress up.

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